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Today's News

  • Business leaders oppose city ordinance

    Might the city of Lancaster soon put businesspeople at risk for identity theft?

    Hugh Mobley, owner of Mobley Drugs, lists that as one of his concerns regarding a proposed ordinance that would change the way license fees are calculated for businesses within the city limits.

    On Feb. 26, City Council unanimously passed first reading of a measure to require businesses to submit portions of their income tax returns. Those state and federal forms would be used to determine how much businesses should pay for their respective city license fees.

  • Walter Craig, Jim Moreland made an impact that lasts

    Lancaster County’s historical and educational communities are mourning the loss of two influential residents, Walter Craig Sr. and James Moreland Sr., both from Kershaw. Those who knew the men say their impact on Lancaster County was significant and will live on for years to come.

    Walter Craig Sr.

    Walter Craig, 68, died March 2, at Hospice House in Rock Hill after a battle with leukemia.

  • Junior Lady Vols win classic

    The Andrew Jackson Junior Lady Volunteers softball team captured the junior varsity division championship in the Lancaster County Classic Preseason Softball tournament at Springdale Park last weekend, March 1-2.
    The Junior Lady Vols went 5-0 in the tourney, capped by a 4-0 victory over the Buford Junior Lady Jackets in the title game. The AJ Junior Lady Vols opened play with a 2-2 tie with Lancaster and then rolled – 12-0 over Northwestern, 6-2 over Fort Mill, 9-3 over the Andrew Jackson B-team and 4-0 over the BHS Junior Lady Jackets.

  • Lady Bruins hoping to build on solid start

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, much like they finished last spring, are off to a fast start and hope to keep shining on the diamond this season.

    The LHS girls, led by third-year head softball coach Kim Perry, captured a district championship and advanced to the Class AAAA Upper State title series last year when they finished 16-14.

    This season, the Lady Bruins are off to a roaring start with a 2-0 record with wins over Region III-AAAA foes Nation Ford and Northwestern.

  • Belton signs to play at Newberry

    Caleb Belton made the most of his lone season with the Lancaster High School football team.

    Belton, who transferred to LHS from Region III-AAAA rival Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, made his play in the Bruins’ secondary and on LHS special teams last season count.

    Belton, with his solid play, is bound for the next level to play for the Newberry College Wolves after signing with NC on Thursday, March 7 in the LHS media center.

  • AJ Vols top LHS Bruins, 3-2

    Third-ranked Andrew Jackson defeated county rival Lancaster for the second time in a week, taking a 3-2 baseball win over the Bruins on Thursday, March 7 at the AJ baseball field.
    AJ senior hurler Tripp Rollings, who worked six frames, was the winner, posting eight strikeouts. Rollings allowed two runs, one earned run, two hits, a walk and hit a batter.
    Austin Wrape, who hurled an inning for the save, allowed no runs and one hit.
    Seth Graves’ RBI-hit scored Kipp Rollings with the winning run.

  • Failes celebrate 60 years

    Dr. Marvin and Virgina Toles Faile celebrated their 60th anniversary on Friday, March 8, 2013.
    A party was given in their honor by their children and their families.
    They were married March 1, 1953 in Rome, Ga.
    The couple has two daughters, Teresa F. Fowlkes and her husband, Dr. Earl Fowlkes, of Toccoa, Ga., and the late Linda Faile Talley; three sons, Steve Faile and his wife, Betty, of Cartersville, Ga., David Faile and his wife, Mary Beth, of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Timothy Faile and his wife, Amber, of Rome; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

  • Thompson-Peay Wedding

    Queserie Nantevia Thompson and Reginald Peay were married at 1 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, at Christian Assembly Worship Center by Bishop Altheresa Goode Howard of The Master’s Ministry.
    The bride is the daughter of Laramie Thompson and Lovette Chambers, both of Charlotte. She is the granddaughter of Bernice Ford of Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson of Huntersville, N.C. She is a 2000 graduate of Independence High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

  • Sellers-Hicks Wedding

    Anna Vanessa Sellers and Christopher Thomas Hicks were married Sept. 29, 2012, by the Rev. Maxie A. Threatt, uncle of the bride, at Plantation Farms in Byron, Ga.
    The bride is the daughter of Mark Sellers of Byron and Alona Sellers of Warner Robins, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Howard and Sybil Threatt Sellers of Lancaster. She is a 2007 graduate of Northside High School in Warner Robins and a 2012 graduate of Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She works as an educator in Lowndes County, Ga.

  • Fernandez-Starnes Engagement

    Richard and Alina Fernandez of Hialeah, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Fernandez of Matthews, N.C., to Jamie Starnes of Charlotte, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. March 30, 2013, at the Victorian Crow’s Nest in Monroe, N.C.
    Miss Fernandez is the granddaughter of Ricardo and Berta Cordova of Hialeah.
    She is a graduate of Barbara Goleman High School in Hialeah and Florida International University. \She teaches English at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte.